Best travel pram
We used this pram for the first time for our travel to Malaysia. It was the best idea ever as it folds easily and light to carry around. Its has a cover that keeps bub dry in case of rain.
Forget the pram, buy this stroller from the start!
Before I bought a pram, a good friend told me 'just buy a Maclaren', but of course I didn't listen and bought a pram (Jane Epic). My bub likes to lie flat to sleep and modern prams have a permanent 90 degree 'seated' shape even when tilted back, so he sleeps much better in this when out and about. This stroller turns on a dime, is light-weight but sturdy, folds easily and takes up far less room in the back of the car (it only fits horizontally in the boot of my XTrail as it is quite long when folded, but easily sits on top of other things lik...e suitcases). I love the extra shade built into the hood and the fact I can steer it one handed through a doorway while holding the door open with the other hand, or through narrow shopping aisles. Yes, the basket isn't as big as those on full prams, but it's a lot sturdier than most other strollers so you can hang a light-medium weight nappy bag on the back with no issue. My little boy is quite tall and is already growing out of the Epic, however the Maclaren will last for as long as he needs to be pushed around. I love my Maclaren Techno XT!
I purchased the Techno XT before moving to NZ from Australia in Feb 2014. I previously had a big Steelcraft Pram. I like how small the techno folds, it fits into my Mazda 3 boot with plenty of room to spare. Very easy to manoeuvre around little shops in the mall and sturdy enough to take for small walks. As mentioned in other reviews, the basket is hard to reach when the seat is fully reclined, however it's not too much a hassle to pop the chair up and back down if I need to put something in it. Recline is simple and always done with one hand, ...not sure how other reviewers find it difficult to recline!?! Overall, worth every penny I paid for it and hold value too. I looked one up on trademe NZ tonight and exact same model/colour as mine is selling for $400!!
I can't find fault with this pram
Versatile, slim, maneuverable. We bought this pram with the arrival of our first. It came with everything. Sun canopy, rain cover, travel bag. We have traveled with this pram all over, and its light, quickly collapsible, easy to package. Super comfy, my boy has been in it since day one and still uses it and hes almost 3! Don't be fooled by expensive and complicated designer prams. This is your one stop shop, pimped up umbrella pram for all your needs. Its fully reclinable so its usable from 0-5. Love my Maclaren
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best pram ever.
buy one. buy one now. its light, folds to nothing. baby lays back. fits a newborn basket. the sun shade goes all the way down. wheels are sturdy and absorb bounce. i had bought with my first child a massive does everything very expensive pram with air tyres. i broke it within a year pulling the stupid thing apart to put in the car over and over. it was heavy and large. everything this pram isnt. you can fit anywhere with a maclaren.
light. steer. design - its pretty. bought it on sale!
Worth every dollar
This stroller is perfect for a small car and is very light. It easily fits into my Hyundai Getz. There are some cons to it but the pros far outweigh them. I love using this stroller and enjoy shopping with it. The absolute winner for me is the very easy and smooth manoeuvrability. I can turn it around with one hand. I used it for my son since birth he's 18 months now and still using it.
Reclines all the way down, Very easy and smooth ride, easy to manoeuvre, canopy goes all the way down blocking all the sun, very light, fits into hatchback boot, easy to fold and unfold, good for newborns too.
Canopy starts sagging to the side after a while, weak canopy, small basket.
A great stroller for every day
We bought the Maclaren Techno XT after testing a large number of strollers and have been really happy with our choice. It is sturdy but light. It was not great for a new born but will last as baby grows. It is extremely easy to navigate tight spaces and suits an urban lifestyle.
The Techno XT is light and easy to get in and out of the car (once you get the hang of putting it up and down). Like all of the Maclaren strollers we tested it has great maneuverability and easily navigates tight spots (such as cafes and check out isles). The seat can b...
I bought the Maclaren Techno XT over all others because it suits what I want out of a pram. It's light weight so it's easy on my back. It's mega easy to pop open and fold down and doesn't take up much room.
So often I see mothers wrestling about with their prams that seem to be the size of a small car and I don't see the point. You don't have to dismantle the thing to fit it into the car and there is still room for shopping.
Baby looks very comfortable, safe and protected from the elements. The sun shade bit opens all the way over to ...
I am really happy with this pram and would recommend it. A versatile pram that is really convenient to use and made by a reputable company. Looks pretty nice too.
I did alot of research before buying a pram as it's such an investment, but went with the maclaren techno XT and haven't looked back! This pram is versatile as you can use it for newborns as it fully reclines and has a head rest and shoulder pads. At first I thought the sleeping bag was a bit gimmicky, but ended up really liking it as it protected my little one from the cold and I did...
The best stroller you can buy, worth every sent. You pay for what you get when it comes to strollers. I believe you should pay more for a great stroller and less on the pram/jogger, you will use the stroller more.
Has got everything you need and more. Super light, easy to fold, push with one hand, looks great (have been given many a jealous look from other mums), has suspension, multiple seat recline positions, padded straps and headrest, comes with raincover and footmuff, suitable for infant, reflector material, 3 handle heights. The Techno XT is worth the extra money.
Small basket but hey, it is a stroller!
Questions & Answers
I'm currently looking at buying either the Maclaren techno xt and silvercross pop2. They both have similar features but I'm mainly after the high weight capacity and the zipped extendable hood. Can anyone confirm that the tehno xt actually does have a zip extendable part in the hood?
Thanks in advance!
Yes. The Maclaren TecnoXT has a zipped extendable hood with breathing mesh to protect from the sun and from over heating. It does not take weight well so it can warp if you put too much weight on the hood when its zipped (supermarket trips etc)
It does! That is one of our favorite thongs on this stroller. The hood extends completely and is extremely sturdy. Honestly, for me this was a best buy and I would not change it. It is easy to maneuver and super lightweight. The full recline is amazing too...still find it hard to believe that it is an umbrella stroller.
Does this recline to fully flat? Can it take a buggy board?
It does recline fully flat. I used it for my first from day one. The buggy board i am assuming its those skate board thingies you attach at the back and if that is the case yes you can. The buggy board is an issue if you are short like me however. You cant push the pram properly as your feet crash against the board and its very uncomfortable.ive seen most short women walking beside as opposed to behind which can maybe cause injuries.
Not fully, but very nearly flat! It's so easy to just pull the little lever at the back up with one hand and slowly lower it when my daughter falls asleep and now that she's 2, also very easy to push it back up just with one hand again and it clicks into place itself.
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